Election monitors found that over 100 ballots were lost at an East Oakland voting center, and say language access laws weren’t followed at others.
Incumbent councilmember Noel Gallo is still leading by a thin margin. But challengers Richard Santos Raya and Zoe Lopez-Meraz say their ranked-choice strategy might still pay off.
The teacher’s union, which spent far less on races than other groups, saw a majority of their preferred candidates prevail.
Election results for Oakland City Council, OUSD school board, City Attorney, and Oakland ballot measures.
The Civil Rights-era inspired images gleamed from the walls of the Alameda County Courthouse Sunday night. They’ll be at Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday night.
A volunteer group is posting flyers at each of Oakland’s usual polling places to make sure voters know about this year’s 26 voting centers.
Our reporters were out and about all day and night Tuesday, checking in voting centers and talking to candidates after results started coming in.
There are 17 drop boxes across Oakland, and 66 across Alameda County. You can use any of them. Don’t forget to sign your envelope first!
Worried about voter intimidation, lost mail, language barriers, COVID-19, or long lines? We looked into it for you, and spell out your rights.
Wealthy individuals, business groups, and unions have poured over $2 million into local races to influence voters.
Ferran, who used to work for Parker, says the City Attorney’s Office is unfocused and has made big mistakes. Parker says she’s far more experienced and capable of managing the city’s team of lawyers.
Four political committees, including two pro-charter groups, a local education policy organization, and the teachers’ union are supporting opposing slates in contentious school board races.
As a nonprofit newsroom, The Oaklandside doesn’t make endorsements. Here are a few voter guides compiled by informed locals.
Our ‘citizen’s agenda’ approach: start by asking Oakland residents about what’s working, and what’s not, in their neighborhoods and schools. Go from there.
Public perception is that Johnson owns Home of Chicken and Waffles, but his business history was rocky, and he lost control of the popular Jack London eatery in 2017.
Starting October 31 voters can cast their ballots in person or drive-thru and drop them off.
After a long battle, voters overhauled the city’s political system 40 years ago, making the City Council more racially diverse and accountable to neighborhoods.
We asked incumbent Rebecca Kaplan and challengers Derreck Johnson and Nancy Sidebotham about their views on homelessness, policing, and more.
The ride-hailing giant contributed $100,000 to YIMBY activists who are running ads against Kaplan and supporting her opponent, Derreck Johnson.
Oaklanders have a rare chance to elect a mostly new school board this year. From creating policies to adopting budgets, here’s what they do—and don’t—have the power to do.